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Barstow-Daggett Airport
DAG - FAA airport diagram.gif
IATA: DAGICAO: KDAGFAA: DAG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator County of San Bernardino
Serves Barstow-Daggett, California / Inland Empire
Elevation AMSL 1,927 ft / 587 m
Coordinates 34°51′13″N 116°47′12″W / 34.85361°N 116.78667°W / 34.85361; -116.78667
Website www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,400 1,951 Asphalt
4/22 5,119 1,560 Asphalt

Barstow-Daggett Airport (IATA: DAGICAO: KDAGFAA LID: DAG) is a public airport located near the city of Barstow and the town of Daggett in San Bernardino County, California, USA. Built in 1933, it is the oldest of the six airports operated by San Bernardino County.

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Facilities

Barstow-Daggett Airport covers 1,087 acres (440 ha) and has two runways:

  • Runway 4/22: 5,119 x 100 ft. (1,560 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 8/26: 6,400 x 150 ft. (1,951 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

History

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Fourth Air Force The base was first constructed by the Douglas Aircraft Company to modify the A-20 "Havoc" light bombers then being sent to the USSR under the Lend Lease program. Later the base was used for training P-38 fighter aircraft in gunnery and using the new rockets fitted under the P-38s' wings. The various aircraft accident reports show the base was used by transient aircraft from all branches of the military. After the end of WW 2, the base shut down as an active airfield, but was used by the USMC as an open air storage area. There is a military presence at the airport today, and it is not uncommon to see uniformed personnel refueling their helicopters at the fuel island.

Today the ARMY has based several UH-60 Blackhawks there operating under the NTC aviation company which on paper is based in Fort Irwin.

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